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Mandi Kaye @ Never Too Fond of Books

Louisa May Alcott may as well have been writing about me when she wrote "She is too fond of books and it has turned her brain!" But I am a staunch believer that there is no such thing.

Blood on the Moon - Jennifer Knight Once again, I find the publisher's summary to be woefully inadequate. This time, however, I truly enjoyed the book. While Blood on the Moon is very Twilight-esque (several scenes were ripped straight from Stephenie Meyers' debut novel), Faith is no Bella. Faith is the heroine we all wished Bella Swan would have been. The world created by Knight is similar to many others that we've seen: vampires and werewolves both exist. Vampires kill and werewolves are meant to protect humanity. Without realizing any of this, Faith manages to meet one of each and gets thrown into the middle of a centuries old feud between Lucas and Vincent. The unexpected twist comes in the final pages of this novel - a cliffhanger that leaves you wanting the next installment right now to find out what happened after Derek opened his eyes.I give it 4 out of 5 stars, and I am looking forward to the next installment. The only real negative thing I have to say about the novel is that the back story of Lucas and Vincent should have been developed more. It was an integral part of the story - it explained what fueled the feud and why it had lasted so long. It also explains why it mattered so much that this time was different.